It is with a heavy heart that this final entry about Dakota, SFSHRI’s White Husky is written. If you have been following my story about him, you know he was found barely alive on the streets of Miami. He was transported to one of our vets who after a period of time finally managed to stabilize him. With good intentions the HS of Miami offered to treat him using one of their special funds. He was too sick, so they could not help and asked us to take him back into rescue, which of course we did. I picked him up and transported him to a vet closer to my house. He was diagnoised with testicular cancer, arthritis of the spine and very bad hip dysplasia. It was determined that he should be neutered which would most likely take care of the cancer, and gave him about a year to live.
The rescue looked for a hospice home, only to find there is a two year waiting period. After a short search a friend of the rescue stepped up, who was delighted to take him and give him the best for his remaining days. Since they live in St Augustine, transport was required. Plans were being finalized as he awaited his new home. On Monday morning a call was received from our Vet. Dakhota lost his struggle for life and passed over the Rainbow Bridge during the night. We were not able to give him that peaceful ending, but we gave our all for him. You could tell he was appreciative by the way he would smother you with kisses each time we saw or transported him from one place to another, in our mission of mercy. Dakhota, our prayers are with you and I know you are up there wearing your golden harness, smiling down at us. Run free,
Run long and Run fast. Peace Be With You.
Phill and Karen